Havisham@lady_havisham

Old enough both to know what I like and to know better.

Glasgow Mela: go for the cultural festivities and tasty food, stay for whoever's dad this is.

#daddancing #glasgowmela #yerdadsamazin #everydayhesshufflin #communitystage #indian #music #retrosongs


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Very Good Dogs of the World 7: Got to see this little wigglebutt for the first time in ages today. She was so excited she loudly squeaked all her toys throughout my efforts to tell the parents about India, then stole my socks. 100/10 missed you, Pepper.

#dog #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #dogsofscotland #verygooddogsoftheworld #springerspaniel #springersofinstagram #spaniek #spanielsofinstagram #doggo #home


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Now I'm back home I'd like to share something amazing from before my trip. This and the following images which I'll post later were shot and edited by the amazing @malimoria who helped me realise the witchy Kate Bush-at-the-Batcave vibe I've long hoped to create. Enjoy!

Wardrobe, makeup + styling my own; dress is @ironfistclothing and the body chain was a charity shop find.
Photography and editing @malimoria
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#Goth #Gothgoth #allblackeverything #gothicmodelling #bighair #Gothmakeup #altmodel #Gothmodel #paleskin #chains #bodychain #ironfist #witch #witchesofinstagram #katebush #wutheringheights #messyhair #gothfashion


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Cochin Airport is on point. That's me flying back to the UK now. India is awesome, Indian people are awesome, my own bed is also awesome but I'm gonna miss the place.

#cochinairport #india #homewardbound


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It's our last night in India, time to dress nice.

#keralasaree #sari #saree #kerala #alleppey #slvindia #india


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Kathakali is a traditional expressive theatre art in Kerala. Actors don't speak; their motives, the story, conversations are all conveyed through precise gestures and facial expressions (imagine a play conducted entirely in sign language) , with a narrator singing to the sound of drums, cymbals and a harmonium. The makeup indicates the kind of character being portrayed: green is a hero, yellow for women (actors are all male, like in Shakespearean times) , red for evil and black for demons; we also see a golden swan here with his own special makeup and a beak which actually moved. Full plays are hours long, last night we attended a short demonstration of the principles behind kathakali and two scenes from a famous story in which the King attempts to catch a swan who promises to take a message to the Princess he loves if he agrees to let him free. The full story after these two scenes can take six hours: kathakali is a big event.
As you can see the costuming is exquisite. Actors, singers and musicians train for six years minimum to perform and perfect their complex art.

#kathakali #traditionalart #theatre #kerala #costuming #acting #expressivetheatre #slvindia #india #kochi #storytelling #culture


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This morning's breakfast which I couldn't stop eating and Rema kept adding to (she was very pleased to find a fan of her kitchen's offeings) . The leaf at the top is 'ada', which is rice flour paste, grated coconut, sugar and cardamom and is amazing, you open the leaf and roll the filling off to eat it. As you can see I had quite a few of these. Also shown: mint and yoghurt, apple slices, curried chickpeas and rice noodles. There were also uttapam, a sort of rice pancake. I am so very full.

If you are vegan or vegetarian, or @eric13000 looking to add to your #worldfoodtour, go to Kerala and get fed.
#kerala #keralacuisine #wayanad #pranavamhomestay #slvindia #india #getfed #food #indianfood #ada #vegetarian


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This is Rema. She fed me 'like a mother' (I.e. relentlessly and with love) and has made my taste buds very happy. I will probably put on weight now and I regret nothing.

#pranavamhomestay #kerala #mami #goodfood #hostess #slvindia #india


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Very Good Dogs of the World 6: Kekada. When you're halfway up one of the Western Ghat mountains and suddenly meet this dude, you can do nothing but give him honorary dog status for his adorable adventurousness. 20/10 very ambitious boy.

#notadog #crab #india #terrestrialcrab #crabsofinstagram #crabsofig #wayanad #verygooddogsoftheworld #slvindia #kerala


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Just a minute of Kerala monsoon season rain and sounds.

#rain #monsoon #kerala #wayanad #india #slvindia


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